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Outraged by his failure to stick to a far-right agenda as he pursues the presidency, Senator John McCain's conservative base in Arizona is abandoning him.

Dinesh D'Souza revs up the Republican base with a book arguing that lifestyles of the decadent left triggered Muslim anger that led to 9/11.

Right-wing culture warriors gathered in LA to praise
ABC for its flawed 9/11 docudrama, talk up a conservative version of
The Daily Show and release a thriller fueled by a nativist
agenda.

The Christian "Quiverfull" movement measures a mother's spiritual resolve by the number of children she raises, each one an arrow in the quiver of God's army.

Dogged by a history of crude responses to abortion, euthanasia and gay marriage, Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum is trailing his Democratic foe. But a cadre of influential Catholic conservatives are already crafting a post-Santorum, post-Bush strategy.

The wheels are falling off Curt Weldon's electoral wagon, as the wacky Pennsylvania Republican finds himself mired in a criminal investigation.

A nasty succession battle is brewing at the conservative Washington
Times
, its newsroom abuzz with allegations of racism, sexism and
unprofessional conduct.

The Minutemen have been transformed from an extremist "citizen border
patrol" to part of the neocon establishment. Has their leader sold out,
or bought in?

Two Republican primaries in the Deep South expose potentially serious cracks in the party's religious-right foundation.

Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed
the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty
position at Yale.

Blogs

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

McConnell and his opponent respond to secret recordings—obtained by the The Nation—of McConnell speaking to a roomful of millionaires and billionaires.

August 28, 2014

A secret tape of a senator at a Koch brothers event becomes an issue in a key Senate race.

August 28, 2014

Ryan still doesn’t get that attacking Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is political nonstarter.

August 21, 2014

At the heart of Christie’s campaign is a plan to drive a wedge between state workers and middle-class taxpayers.

August 15, 2014

A big primary win and solid poll numbers put a Democrat in serious contention against Wisconsin’s governor.

August 13, 2014

Polls show surprising support among Republicans for the New Jersey governor.

August 8, 2014

GOP voters wax nostalgic for the former Massachusetts governor, while seeming to favor the New Jersey governor in polls.

August 6, 2014